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  • AFSFC fills gaps in confinement operations, creates ‘hubbing’ concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is launching a shared corrections facilities concept aimed at improving operations and filling gaps in confinement operations across the Department of the Air Force. AFSFC, in partnership with installation leadership, the

  • Defenders ‘reach for stars’ during inaugural Defender Flag exercise

    FORT BLISS, Texas – In October, security forces teams from each Air Force major command converged here for the inaugural Defender Flag 2023 – the enterprise’s first full, mission-profile field exercise – and the career field’s legacy skills competition Defender Challenge. The field exercise

  • Defender Flag field exercise tests, validates ground defense TTPs

    FORT BLISS, Texas – U.S. Air Force Defenders tested and validated the career field’s operations for base defense in the New Mexico desert Oct. 23-27 during the inaugural Defender Flag field exercise.More than 180 Defenders from every major command participated in the event, thanks to help from

  • Aviano Air Base honors fallen defenders during National Police Week

    The 31st Security Forces Squadron hosted a series of events during National Police Week at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 14 – 19.National Police Week honors and recognizes the service and sacrifice of police officers across the country. During this week-long observance in May, the Wyvern community

  • Mission Monday: Security Forces Intelligence Analysis

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Nicole Moeller, intelligence analysis manager at the Air Force Security Forces Center. Moeller and her team are responsible for providing intelligence support to the security forces enterprise. “We support the broader

  • Molding resilient Defenders

    More than 25 Reserve Citizen Defenders with the 459th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, participated in the Integrated Defense Leadership Course from March 13-26, 2023, at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.

  • AFSFC begins DAF-wide periodic confinement assessments

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center recently began its first full year of established, Level I confinement facility assessments, solidifying a plan to ensure health, safety and security standards across the Department of the Air Force.A level I facility is

  • Defenders conduct civilian rescue in routine training

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Tacloban, 51st Security Forces Squadron Defender, operates a turret during a routine training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 31, 2023. Security forces defenders participated in base defense training where they honed their capabilities to secure

  • Mission Monday: Military Corrections

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Tech. Sgt. Scott Butte is a member of the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Detachment 2. He is a Naval Corrections Specialist instructor at the Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads in Virginia.In this role, he teaches administrative,

  • Mission Monday: AFSFC Confinement & Corrections

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Michael Beard is the manager of the Air Force Victim/Witness Assistance Program Central Repository at the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Confinement and Corrections Directorate here.As the subject matter expert for Department of the

  • 919th SOSFS participate in Integrated Defense Leadership Course

    Leaves crunched under the slow-moving crawl of Airmen crouched under the canopy of ferns above them. The Airmen gathered notes on their opposition from a distance, and then regrouped in the dense forest to share information and plan their attack.

  • The bond of the Blue Beret

     The blue beret is unique to the men and women who serve as members of an elite group – the U.S. Air Force Security Forces. The beret represents the history of the United States Air Force Security Forces, and a legacy of commitment and sacrifice to our Nation and our people. "Because of it, we have

  • NextGen 2.0 helmets on the way to Defenders across DAF

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Defenders at installations across the Department of the Air Force are set to don the Security Forces NextGen Helmet 2.0 later this year.Following a recent contract award by the Air Force Security Forces Center (AFSFC), Helmet 2.0 includes the ability to mount

  • AFSFC LOGDET enhances DAF force protection capabilities

    FORT BLISS, Texas – The Air Force Security Force Center’s Logistics Detail continues to enhance lethality and readiness for Defenders by rapidly delivering the equipment they need to protect people and resources around the world.Established in October 2017 at AFSFC’s Det. 3, Fort Bliss, Texas, the

  • Getting to know the new Air Force Security Forces Center commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Col. Phillip Born took commander of the Air Force Security Forces Center, JBSA-Lackland, July 20. One of four Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center primary subordinate units, the AFSFC is responsible for organizing, training and equipping more

  • Air Force fielding new rifle to Airmen

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office is in the final phase of delivering the Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle (SDMR) to units across the U.S. Air Force.

  • Bivouac, blank rounds and barricades

    The 910th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 910th Security Forces Squadron from Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, combined for a 24-hour field training exercise to established a bare base and provided perimeter defense, March 31 to April 1, 2022 at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training

  • Eielson Defenders shape future of Security Forces career field

    Defenders from the 354th Security Forces Squadron were selected to beta test the Air Force Security Forces Center's new Security Forces Weapons Qualification Course. Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, is one of 15 installations participating in the trial.

  • 841st MSFS Defenders sharpen skills at Fort Harrison

    MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Montana –  Defenders from the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron spent the day at the Fort Harrison firing range village, completing multiple training exercises including breaching and weapon skills, culminating in the clearing of a mock village using training

  • Rucking around with the 934th Security Forces Squadron in yearlong challenge

    Anyone for a yearlong ruck march challenge? At the start of this fiscal year, 934th Airlift Wing Airmen and civilians started rucking on and off base completing monthly challenges. What they are doing is participating in a yearlong ruck beta test for Resolute Defender. Created and sponsored by the

  • #AFDefender: Tech. Sgt. Zachary Tyler Shives

    (Editor's Note: National Police Week is May 9 -15. The week is set aside each year to honor all law enforcement officers – military and civilian – who have given their lives for our nation and their communities. In addition to honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we wanted to use

  • #AFDefender: Tech. Sgt. Curtis J. Kapp

    (Editor's Note: National Police Week is May 9 -15. The week is set aside each year to honor all law enforcement officers – military and civilian – who have given their lives for our nation and their communities. In addition to honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we wanted to use

  • New SUVs provide cooler, smoother ride for Defender canines

    The Air Force Security Forces Center’s Vehicle Program delivered the first of the new military working dog patrol vehicles to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, as part of their initiative to modernize Defender equipment across the Air Force.

  • The Final Guard Mount: remembering fallen Defenders

    One of the sobering truths of serving as a Defender in the U.S. Air Force is that you never know when your next formation will be your last. This is the solemn reminder Airmen of the 39th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) faced when they conducted a Final Guard Mount ceremony to conclude National

  • Devil Raiders honor National Police Week

    In honor National Police Week, Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing participated in various events in honor of law enforcement officers May 10-16 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Travis Air Force Base, Calif. National Police Week dates back to 1962, when President John F.

  • Defenders drill to eliminate active shooter

    An Airman wielding an M-16 training rifle creeps behind a cabinet in the 20th Security Forces Squadron building. As beads of sweat drip down his face, a smile breaks out; his target has not noticed his entrance. He steadies his sights on the hostile and utters a sharp “BANG”! The threat is